EMERY, S.D. (AP) — A $19 million grain-handling facility being built in Emery is a few weeks behind schedule in part due to rainy weather but is still expected be handle grain from the current harvest.

The 5.2-million-bushel facility was announced in December 2013 and was to be completed in time for the 2014 harvest. Cargill AgHorizons Regional General Manager Dennis Inman tells the Daily Republic he hopes the facility can start accepting grain in about a week and a half. It likely won't operate at full speed until November.

Inman says that with low prices, farmers might be holding onto their grain for a while before selling anyway.

Inman says much of the grain that will be handled by the facility will go to the Pacific Northwest and eventually to Chinese markets.

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